Federer books record breaking spot in ATP Finals

Roger Federer just keeps breaking records, not only did he win a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday but he has also secured a place, for a record 15th time, at the year-end ATP Finals taking place in London from 12-19 November.

The news was confirmed by the Association of Tennis Professionals, meaning the 35-year-old six-time ATP Finals champion will join his great rival, 15-time grand slam winner and 2017 French Open victor Rafa Nadal, at the O2 Arena in London come November.

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They will be joined by six other players who qualify for the tournament.

Last year Federer was forced to miss the London event due to injury having played 14 consecutive times beginning in 2002.

"I look forward to returning to London in November," Federer said. "I was sad not to be able to compete last year as I love playing there and had not missed the event since 2002."

The Swiss star's form has simply been sublime in 2017, having won five tournaments including a fifth Australian Open crown in January.

Current ATP top 10 rankings: (released on July 17)

1. GBR Andy Murray – 7,750 points
2. ESP Rafael Nadal – 7,465
3. SUI Roger Federer – 6,545
4. SRB Novak Djokovic – 6,325
5. SUI Stan Wawrinka – 6,140
6. CRO Marin Cilic – 5,075
7. AUT Dominic Thiem – 4,030
8. JPN Kei Nishikori – 3,740
9. CAN Milos Raonic – 3,310
10. BUL Grigor Dimitrov – 3,160